Windows Gaming In Linux With WineX 2.0


Last time, we looked at a way to run Windows applications inside Linux with Win4Lin . Using an emulator like Win4Lin, applications such as those in Microsoft's popular office suite work the same way they do in Windows and with acceptable performance. However, when using Win4Lin or VMWare, keep in mind that no emulator is 100% Windows compatible. Neither supports DirectX. If we want Windows gaming in Linux, we will have to look elsewhere.

Recently, TransGaming Technologies came on the scene with software designed to do just that. The goal of TransGaming is to run off-the-shelf DirectX games inside a Linux environment, and they plan to do it one game at a time. The latest version, WineX 2.0, provides initial support for DirectX 8 and adds Max Payne to their list of officially supported games.